Month: June 2021

Letter From The President

Spanish Must Read Gems

Dear Members, With our international membership expansion and rapid growth there is a need for the ISSTD to be multilingual, specifically given the multilingual and multicultural nature of trauma. This month I would like to share with you a limited, yet significant educational Spanish bibliography about the treatment and prevention of complex trauma and dissociation. […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Welcome ISSTD’s New Members in June! Professional MembersVito AlbergaLaura BeechSandra BetkaHolly BrewerMichaela BuckShaochen ChangCara FensterTandra ChildressMargery FroschGrace GrayJane GreenfieldHelle HarnischKari HigginsChristina HoustonMichael HurewitzAliya IsmailHeidi Louise JarmanHyunok JeonBapuamoyo KambeyaNancy KunkelToni LavelyHeather LeachJill LevensonLaura McMurryJan McNeillDiane MiltonLaura Olivieri WoodIsabel Riaño QuijanoTeri RichMatthew RobinsonJessica StebbinsEmily ThomasKim TousignantNora Guisella Ventura WongRochelle WebberSylvia Yandall Emerging Professional MembersWilliam BaldowskiCarrie CollinsJeri Kay […]

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Research Recruitment

Research Participation Opportunity

All articles requesting research participation must be approved by the ISSTD Scientific Committee prior to posting. This proposal was approved by the ISSTD Scientific Committee in June 2021. Seeking Individuals with Complex PTSD: Trauma Symptom Tracking Study Krista Engle is looking for participants for her online dissertation study. The purpose of the Trauma Symptom Tracking […]

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Regional Online Communities

Ontario Regional Online Community (ROC) Update

In 2020, the ISSTD launched Regional Online Communities (ROCs) as an exciting new member benefit. During this time, a group of therapists and researchers in Ontario, Canada joined together to form the very first ROC, which has been meeting monthly for almost a year! While the ROC started out with just under 20 members, it […]

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Publications of Interest

OCD, Trauma, and Dissociation

The topic of June 2021’s publications of interests is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and its role in the trauma response and related dissociative states. Multiple theories exist regarding the mechanisms at play in the complex psychological and physiological setting of OCD, trauma, and dissociation. The articles below explore psychological aspects including: emotional dysregulation, rumination, attachment, dissociation, […]

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Call for Proposals

Outside Conference Call for Proposals (June 2021)

One of the Goals in ISSTD’s 2021-2023 Strategic Plan is to Establish and Strengthen Strategic Collaboration. In order to assist in achieving this goal the Board of Directors wants to encourage ISSTD members to submit presentations related to complex trauma and dissociation to other mental health conferences outside of ISSTD. This will help to spread […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Katie Keech

This month’s volunteer spotlight is shining on ISSTD Board Member, Katie Keech. EC: Can you tell us about where you live? KK: I grew up in Los Angeles, but I live and work in Oakland presently. It has been a phenomenal city to immerse oneself in. People are often afraid of my area (West Oakland), […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

Counter-Transference and its Resolution via Art

This article has been previously published in the 2016 Spring edition of the newsletter for the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) and is reprinted here with the kind permission of the editor Roselle O’Brien. Completing research on the topic of self-mutilation by women who have a dissociative identity disorder was fraught with the normal […]

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